Well, my dearest Aleixo, and my dearest Family and Friends,

I received SOME NICE NEWS from Aleixo and am delighted to be sharing it with all of you.

Here I am again in beautiful November, writing once more from Cloud 69. I’m fixated on 69, because that was the year YOU, our dearest son, Aleixo , was born a special event for sure our first-born three days short of our first wedding anniversary. We were, and are, so blest. And you, our dearest Family and Friends, rejoiced with us.

As you all know, Aleixo is a medical doctor at Sick Kids Hospital where he is doing wonderful things, is all I can say. You’d have to look him up on-line to discover all of his medical attributes and wonderful citations he has received to date, if you haven’t already heard it from his proud mother.

Right now , I’m remembering how Aleixo fulfilled his dream of becoming a ‘Children’s doctor’,  as he wrote in his essay in school, when he was in grade 5 , ‘because of what the doctors did for my little brother Joseph at the IWK Hospital’. .... and had shown his calling to medicine when we bought him a Doctor Kit when he was four, and he seriously played the part of a true doctor, taking our temperatures and listening to our heartbeats, even at that early age. Furthermore, he fulfilled my own childhood dream of becoming a doctor .... prevented only because our school did not have physics and chemistry in High School. I would have had to go to the Government Boys High School to do that and I didn’t want to leave our beloved St. Joseph’s Convent Private High School for all the tea in China. Little did I know that I was meant to be a teacher. God has a plan for all of us. Right?

I’ll say no more, but , ‘CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS ALEIXO. I am very proud of you , just as your Dad Mike was, and is from heaven.

 God bless you Aleixo.  Praise Him always my dearest son.’

And, THANK YOU, MY DEAREST FAMILY AND FRIENDS, with whom I am sharing this good news. You are my truest companions on my solo flight into space. I am so blest. 

I used to tease Mike on many an occasion, saying, ‘They take after their mother, you know,’ whenever the children had good news to share with us. ...and Mike, great guy that he was, always agreed with me. Ha.

I’ll say Cheerie-bye for now and God bless. Stay safe, and stay blest.

All my love and blessings...and with Mike’s too.


The award will be presented at the annual Meeting of the Minds, this year being held virtually. Recipients will have the opportunity to present their work as speakers of the conference.

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership and contributed significantly to advancing Crohn's and colitis research in Canada and has made an exceptional leadership contribution to the mission of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.

Nominated by their fellow scientists, recipients of the Research Leadership Award have made an exceptional contribution to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Promise to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of children and adults living with these chronic diseases.

Ps ... If, on these long Covid-19 days, you want to read more about Al and more, kindly check out my blog  made for me by my brother Ben who is truly proud of his sister and her family. Thanks Ben.

Yvette’s blog:-


= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =


My dearest Family and Friends,

Greetings and blessings from Cloud 69.... yes, the Cloud 69 that might make you think I’ve flipped my lid and gone bonkers. Be that as it may.... I’m just happy....because.....

I have some wonderful news to share. Our son Joseph has been honoured again, this time by the Canadian Association of Physics . He has been selected to receive the CAP award for High School Teachers from British Columbia and Yukon. I know you’d want to know this.

Wish I could visit you to tell you my news in person, especially as I am now flying solo. Thank God for modern technology. So this in lieu of a visit. Ha. And thank God for YOU.

I am ever-so-proud of my miracle baby....You all know why I call Joseph my ‘miracle baby’. He has done his ‘teacher-parents’ proud. Mike and I knew that Joseph was born to be a teacher, just as we knew of the wonderful callings of our eldest son Aleixo , and our daughter Anna Marie, both of whom are making our world a better place, I’m sure. I feel so blest, especially at this time in my life, and I feel sure that Mike is smiling with me from heaven, e’en as our hearts swell with humble pride and joy for all of God’s blessings to us.

As the dark clouds of January 2020 are painfully , slowly , lifting, some wonderful rays of LIGHT periodically pierce the gloom to lift my heart and my spirits.... and it’s a wonderful feeling...  ‘ I want to Sing, I want to shout your praise O Lord.....’ as I realize how blest I am, as are you, my dearest All.

So, my dearest Family and Friends, sharing my joy with you is a heartfelt endeavour I treasure and will always cherish. Thank you for your kind attention and patience and love.

Please take good care of yourselves during this COVID 19 Pandemic. Please don’t take any chances. Stay safe.....and do keep me in your prayers.

All my love,





Subject: 2020 High School Teacher Award Recipients Announced


13 November 2020
The CAP is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 High School Teacher Awards

The Canadian Association of Physicists joins members of our community in congratulating the winners of the 2020 High School Teacher Awards.

The 2020 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (Ontario)

is awarded to

Shawn Brooks
University of Toronto Schools (UTS)

for advancing the technical capacity for physics education within his school and well beyond, employing a wide range of demonstrations that provide hands on lessons for students. He has had a long record of service to physics education in Ontario including his time as past president, treasurer, and contest director of the Ontario Association of Physics Teachers (OAPT).

Read the full press release here

The 2020 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (Quebec and Nunavut)

is awarded to

Patrick Mayard
English Montreal School Board

for his innovative and pragmatic methods of teaching physics, for founding a learning center to increase the success rate in science and for his extensive educational works for teachers and students across the province.

Read the full press release here

The 2020 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (British Columbia and Yukon)

is awarded to

Joseph Muise
St. Thomas More Collegiate

for his involvement in student-centric activities both in and out of the classroom that engage students in modern physics in the real world, and his mentoring of other teachers in the wider physics community for professional development activities.
Read the full press release here

The 2020 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (Prairies and Northwest Territories)

is awarded to

Ryan Beck
Chinooks Edge School Division

for presenting multiple opportunities to keep physics relevant and accessible to students, a very wide and diverse practice is achieving grants for educating students, and the effort he has put in getting students into the wider world applying physics.

Read the full press release here

The 2020 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School/CEGEP Physics (Atlantic) was not awarded this year.



Call for nominations for 2021 CAP Medals will be issued following a review and enhancement of documentation

In June 2019, the Board approved a new strategic plan for the CAP which included the following mission statement: to advocate, communicate and celebrate the role, value and contributions of Canadian physics.

We strive to ensure that our medals and awards celebrate our stated values:  

  • Excellence and Professionalism
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Collegiality and Mentorship

It is clear to the CAP Board that, historically, the slate of nominations for our medals and awards has not generally reflected the diversity of the membership of our community and thus members of underrepresented groups deserving of recognition have been overlooked. 

We pledge to do better and are starting by undertaking a complete review of our award nomination and selection guidelines and procedures in advance of the call for 2021 medal and award candidates. 

We hope that our membership will help us by putting forward nominations in future years that reflect the diverse excellence of our physics community and high school/cegep physics teachers.


Always Wanted: Communication Feedback  

The CAP Communications Committee is committed to ongoing improvement. Please share your feedback on the CAP website and communications with us at any time. We value your opinion and look forward to hearing from you!

Follow CAP on Facebook and Twitter!
Tweet about CAP using #CAPhys and tell your colleagues to do so too. 

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) represents the Canadian physics community pursuing initiatives that enhance the vitality of physics and the contribution of physicists in Canada. The funding for many of our education/outreach activities comes from contributions to the CAP Foundation. Please support the CAP Foundation through Canada Helps.



555 King Edward, 3rd Floor | Ottawa, ON, K1N 7N5
tel: 613-562-5614 | fax: 613-562-5615 | |

Editor: Brooklyn Patrick, Communications Assistant 

This message was sent to by: because you are subscribed to our newsletter.

You can unsubscribe from this distribution list, opt-out of all CAP mailings, or Login to your dashboard to modify your preferences.





Dr. Aleixo Muise in China for two weeks receives award  ...  1

My dearest Family and Friends,
Greetings to All.

I am sharing this news just sent in to us by our son Aleixo, who after celebrating our Golden Anniversary with us this past weekend here in Antigonish,  flew to China on Tuesday, where he received a significant honour ....that of honorary professorship, and promotion as professor of the university, from their University in recognition of his research work in VOIBD at the Children’s Hospital in Shanghai. Aleixo has been sharing his research with countries around the world where he has been invited to speak on the progress and findings of his life-saving research in children’s GI DISEASES as professor at the University of Toronto and GI SPECIALIST AT SICK KIDS . I hope I am reporting this correctly. Aleixo was invited to speak in China last year . You can get more details from the U.ofT. and, SICK KIDS HOSPITAL web-site.

Please see the attachments in this and the next email from China  I am forwarding to you with great pride and admiration for our son Aleixo.

Love and blessings.

Yvette and Mike.